Guidelines for preparing submissions.

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Paper Submission

The WFCS2019 conference is seeking two kinds of submissions; Regular Papers and Work-in-Progress (WIP) sessions.

Regular Papers

The WFCS 2019 conference is seeking submissions of 6 to 8 double-column pages reporting on novel and significant contributions to the field of industrial communication systems.

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a pdf version of their papers through the WFCS 2019 submission system. The submitted material (in English language) must be unpublished and not under review elsewhere. Submissions MUST include e-mail addresses and fax/phone numbers of the corresponding author.

Work-in-Progress (WIP) sessions

These sessions are intended for presentation of recent ideas and on-going works up to 4 double-column pages, describing research that has not yet produced the results required for a regular paper, but that due to its novelty and potential impact deserves to be shared with the community at an early stage. WIP submissions should be prepared according to the same guidelines as regular papers, and should be submitted through their own WIP electronic submission system.
Accepted WIP papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Authors of accepted WiP paper will give the time for a short oral presentation at the WiP sessions.

Style guides for WFCS 2019 papers

Style guides and templates for MS Word and LaTeX are available on IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings

Regular and Special Session Submissions

The conference seeks original submissions which were not published yet elsewhere. In order for a paper to be accepted, and subsequently included in the IEEE eXplore paper base, they need to meet certain requirements.

The papers are expected to report on novel developments, not published yet elsewhere, with a prospect for a tangible impact on the research area and, hopefully, a potential for practical implementations.

The need for the work done has to be established: why important, and who is going to benefit from it. It is important that the work is put in the framework of the works published by others, if relevant - outlining the differences, novelty, and arising benefits.

The clarity of the material presentation is very important for others to understand and appreciate the presented developments and results.

Submissions lacking proper validation of the results will not be accepted.

The submission page limit, may pose problems for authors reporting on a substantial body of works/results. Authors are encouraged to post that material on their personal pages and provide a link. That should include details of the validation methods/procedures, statistical assessment of the results, etc - anything which would allow to establish validity of the presented results, even to the point of the replication the "experiments".

Work-in-Progress and Industry Practice Submissions

Work-in-Progress papers describe research that has not yet produced results required for a regular paper, but due to novelty and potential impact deserves to be shared with the community at an early stage. Accepted WIP papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Contributors will asked to give a short presentation of their work.

The work in progress submissions need to follow the guidelines for the regular and special session submissions. The main difference is the presented work and arising results are initial/preliminary.

Submissions presenting ideas only, without supporting results, will not be accepted.

Plagiarism and infringements

Accepted papers are going to be included in the IEEE eXplore data base. That mandates the authors prepare their submissions observing the IEEE policies with respect to plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.

For details, please see IEEE plagiarism policies:

Please note that all papers submitted are going to be checked for plagiarism using IEEE automatic tools.

Papers which fail the check will NOT be considered for acceptance, and reported to IEEE Intellectual Property Rights office.

Camera Ready Submission

For your information:

If you do not register and present the paper it will not be considered in conference proceedings.

1. Copyright Form

IEEE policy requires that prior to publication all authors or their employers must transfer to the IEEE in writing any copyright they hold for their individual papers.

Authors of accepted papers will receive soon an email from IEEE with link to electronic copyright from (eCF) that must be submitted prior to camera ready submission.

2. IEEE Copyright Notice

Before submitting your paper, you must add the copyright notice at the bottom of the first page of your source document (MS Word or LaTeX). PLEASE ADD the appropriate copyright notice to your paper. It should go at the bottom of the left column, first page only.

For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright

For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-1268-8/19/$31.00 ©2019 Crown

For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-1268-8/19/$31.00 ©2019 European Union

For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-1268-8/19/$31.00 ©2019 IEEE

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear on the bottom of the first page of each paper according to the guidelines set forth in the Cataloging/Copyright Instructions for an IEEE Conference Proceeding:

3. PDF eXpress

All papers submitted for publication must meet the IEEE standards. PDF eXpress helps authors convert their papers into IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF files (conversion function) or to check their own PDF files for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF validation function).

Steps for creating your Xplore compliant PDF file:

  1. Create your manuscript
  2. Proofread and check layout of manuscript. (It is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE going to PDF eXpress.)
  3. Create PDF eXpress account at, Enter 46251X for the Conference ID
  4. Upload source file(s) for Conversion; and/or PDF(s) for Checking
  5. Use PDF eXpress to attain Xplore-compatible PDFs. The site contains extensive instructions, resources, and helpful hints.
  6. IMPORTANT: After finishing with the PDF eXpress web site, return to the website below to submit your final, Xplore-compatible PDF(s) on the submission site.

4.       FINAL Submission.

Submit your IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file at:


5.       Visa Assistance Letter

If you need a VISA to enter Sweden, please apply for one immediately. To receive a VISA assistance letter from the WFCS 2019 Organization Committee please send your request to, with the subject "WFCS 2019 VISA".

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